What does toilsome mean?

Definitions for toilsome
ˈtɔɪl səmtoil·some

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arduous, backbreaking, grueling, gruelling, hard, heavy, laborious, operose, punishing, toilsomeadjective

    characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort

    "worked their arduous way up the mining valley"; "a grueling campaign"; "hard labor"; "heavy work"; "heavy going"; "spent many laborious hours on the project"; "set a punishing pace"


  1. toilsomeadjective

    requiring continuous physical effort; laborious

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Toilsomenoun

    Laborious; weary.

    Etymology: from toil.

    This were it toilsome, yet with thee were sweet. John Milton.

    While here we dwell,
    What can be toilsome in these pleasant walks? John Milton.

    Absent or dead, still let a friend be dear,
    A sigh the absent claims, the dead a tear;
    Recal those nights that clos’d thy toilsome days,
    Still hear thy Parnel in his living lays. Alexander Pope.


  1. toilsome

    Toilsome refers to something that requires a significant amount of hard work, effort, or labor and is thus physically or mentally exhausting, demanding, or tiring. It describes a task or activity that is difficult, strenuous, or taxing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Toilsomeadjective

    attended with toil, or fatigue and pain; laborious; wearisome; as, toilsome work

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of toilsome in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of toilsome in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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